Scottish Football Federation chief executive Stewart Regan was worried that Gordon Strachan would quit the national team after failing to qualify for the 2016 Euro Championship.
Strachan recently ended all the speculations after resigning a two year extension contract which will see him manage Scottish National Team for at least the World Cup 2016 Qualifiers.
Scotland were defeated by Georgia and Germany which led to automatic disqualification for the Euro 2016 next June but SFA did not want Strachan gone as former player was still their first choice for the manager position.
Talking to the press earlier this week, Steward Regan, the chief executive of SFA said: “I’ve said on numerous occasions that the job suits Gordon. He likes the job because it suits his way of life.
‘But there was probably a period after the Georgia-Germany weekend where he was more down than I had seem him for a while. I think we all were, actually.
‘Gordon was down and that was the only moment where I thought: “I wonder whether he’s going to have the fight in him to take the World Cup on.”
‘ But when we got to the end of the match against Gibraltar in Portugal he was elated at the reaction he got from the fans.” added Regan
‘If there was ever a doubt — I don’t think there ever was — then that changed his mind.
‘We got together shortly after coming back and we sorted out the terms of the contract, and I’m delighted he is with us for the Russia 2018 campaign.
‘It’s time to pick ourselves up and look forward rather than lick our wounds and look backwards.’
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